Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson  and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  together in St Patrick’s Church in Belfast on May 21st, 2015, days before Mr Robinson was taken ill. They made the church visit during the recent trip to Ireland  by the Prince of Wales. Photograph: Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror/PA Wire

With a reputation as an unforgiving negotiator with ice in his veins, Peter Robinson is viewed as a hardline leader of the DUP.The former estate agent(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital with a suspected heart condition. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson could be facing a night in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.Mr Robinson (66), underw(...)

In Ireland, a traditionally Roman Catholic country that has long been known for a seeming conservative streak, the lack of a strong backlash during the referendum campaign has been notable, even as opponents of the measure have mobilised.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Here’s a take from the New York Times on the significance of the Same-sex Marriage Referendum being decided on Friday in Ireland. In 1993, Ireland was(...)

Stephen McCully, vice-president of NI Chamber; John Haran, managing director of HMC Global and Kevin Kingston, president of NI Chamber at the launch of ‘Growing Something Brilliant: An Action Plan to Grow the Northern Ireland Economy’ in Belfast.

Political stability in Northern Ireland remains the biggest issue for local businesses 17 years after the Good Friday Agreement was first signed accor(...)

The Prince of Wales meets Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Adam Gerrard/Daily Mirror/PA wire

Prince Charles maintained the theme of healing and reconciliation when he visited Belfast yesterday, engaging in a public handshake with Martin McGui(...)

Hospitality Ulster was launched by First Minister  of Northern Peter Robinson.

The hospitality sector could create up to 5,000 additional jobs in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years if it expands its skills base and adopts a (...)

‘Jim Allister, leader of Traditional Unionist Voice, accused the DUP of “the worst excesses of the abuse of power” in the Assembly’s lifetime.’  Photograph:Paul Faith/PA

An editorial in the Irish News last Thursday referred to “a wide-ranging campaign involving the London and Dublin governments attempting to find a com(...)

 Theresa Villiers, who met senior representatives from the DUP, Sinn Féin, the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party and Alliance at Stormont today. Photograph: Hannah McKay

Talks between the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers and the North’s five main parties concluded today without agreement on how to break the deadlo(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson has carried out a significant reshuffle of DUP ministerial posts in the North’s Executive. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s First Minister, DUP leader Peter Robinson, has carried out a significant reshuffle of DUP ministerial posts in the North’s Executiv(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers: Set to learn on Monday if she is to keep the Northern Ireland portfolio. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers, who has said she would be delighted to stay on in the Stormont job, is expected to learn her fate on Monday as Br(...)